Originally set up on the 13th of June 2011 under the name of Record-Review, the site soon started receiving attention from bands both in the UK and further afield. Offering bands a chance to be seen and heard when most major magazines and websites don’t look twice, Dave Nicholls and Bobbo began to build a site which offered bands a place they could effectively call their own.

Since setting up, Loud-Stuff has gone through numerous transformations and has evolved in line with our audience. In late 2013 the site was completely rebuilt and moved to a new provider to keep things as streamlined as possible and to continue providing as many reviews as we can possibly do for bands.

Now in 2016 the team has grown and we have welcomed Joanna, Mark, Lee, Layla and Rik to our ranks. With a new website launch, we are hoping to take Loud-Stuff to the next level.

Regardless of change, the aim behind Loud-Stuff has always been the same – to help get the word about awesome bands out there and to make the scene better.

Should you wish to be featured on Loud-Stuff then drop us an email at jo@loud-stuff.com


Jo Wilson – Chief Editor, Writer and Reviewer

Always on the lookout for new music, Jo has an eclectic taste from 80’s synth pop to black metal. Music creates many emotions and memories for Jo, using it as a soundtrack to her life. She en devours to absorb music, using it to inspire her creative works.

You can follow her on Twitter



Mark Sanders – Reviewer and Webmaster

Musical explorer, festival connoisseur and website overseer. Mark’s tastes are rooted in black and folk metal, but reach far and wide in search for any music that can convey real feeling and take a listener into realms beyond and within. With the belief that there are few experiences more moving and powerful in this world than live music, he seeks out concerts and festivals wherever possible.



Kate Denkins – Writer and Reviewer

Kate is an indie-aficionado with riot-grrl roots who took a brief, teenage detour through the murky swamps of Trad Goth. Nowadays she is equally likely to be found swaying to Nick Cave and pogoing to punk. If it’s loud, with strong lyrics and a bass line you can feel in your teeth, then it’s gotta be good!

You can follow her on Twitter


 Lee Meade – Writer and Reviewer

A keen CD collector, guitarist for gothic doom metal band ‘Edenfall’ and a Bloodstock veteran, having attended every year since 2008, Lee is a lover of heavy metal from all angles in the scene. As a young teen, he was attracted to melodic bands such as Cradle of Filth, Dragonforce, Nightwish and In Flames. From there, he embarked on a journey of vast musical discovery and he now favours the Power, Folk, Doom, Melodeath and Post-Metal genres, with an interest in Black, Death and Progressive metal. New to reviewing, Lee has decided to take on another way of appreciating the music he adores, in order to expand his musical knowledge and to experience the music in a different light. He hopes to convey the emotion and atmosphere that he hears in the music into his reviews.

Layla Meade – Writer and Reviewer

Always looking to try something new, Layla enjoys listening to new bands and finding something really special. Favourite bands include Bast, Majalis, Insomnium, The Prophecy, My Dying Bride, Anathema and Orphaned Land. As well as listening to music, Layla enjoys going to local gigs and festivals, reading (fantasy, horror, classics), watching anime and gaming.